A quick blog entry in the interest of science education!
Tonight at 9PM EDT (yes, DST is in effect), the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey will be released. I have already seen the Official Trailer on YouTube! This should be very interesting and I encourage all to watch it or record it on your DVR.
In 1980, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, the original series by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter, was released. This was a fantastic journey through space and time, and it challenged many to pursue careers in science. I have re-watched many of the episodes on Netfix and most is still relevant.
However, the discoveries in astronomy and physics since 1980 are amazing including the discovery of the first Exoplanets. Recently NASA announced that Kepler found an additional 715 exoplanets! Other discoveries include the Higgs Boson, discovery of most of the quarks in the Standard Model, and the discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.
I look forward to the continuation!
Also note that Hardware Freedom Day is next Saturday, 3/15/2014. Fredlug will be at Salem Church Library (link). I hope to have a few Arduinos and Raspberry Pi there. Hope to see you!